International Journal of Advanced Mass Communication and Journalism
2022, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Representation of India in Hollywood: An analysis of Indian women
Author(s): Dr. Pardeep Singh
Abstract: Films are believed to be versatile ideological apparatus because of its solicitous nature and its steady fame. Informed by the doctrine of Critical Race Theory and Orientalism, this paper examines the representation of Indian women in Hollywood movies by undertaking a Critical Discourse Analysis of five Hollywood films. This study took an important stand in its analysis and questioned how the plot, dialog, and characterization within the dataset collectively constructed Indian women. Critical Discourse Analysis was used to analyze the dataset because it helped elucidate how mediated dialogue originate from and are shaped by the organized power dynamics of society. Findings of the study revealed that Indian women were re-presented as ethnicexotic and hypersexual but that they also existed in a state of virginal purity – pure by sexual information or experience – until they are initiated into sexuality.
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Dr. Pardeep Singh. Representation of India in Hollywood: An analysis of Indian women. International Journal of Advanced Mass Communication and Journalism. 2022; 3(1): 41-44.